Through the four days of action at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, dedicated athletes from 22 different nations claimed a grand total of 78 medals by achieving podium finishes in 26 different events. According to data posted to the Games' official website following the close of competition on Feb. 11, Norway leads the overall medal count with 11 total top-three placements.
Canada, which topped the Feb. 10 medal count, dropped to second place in the standings with nine total medals. Although day four competition saw the Canadians add two medals to their total, both in women's slopestyle skiing, they failed to keep pace with the hard-charging Norwegian squad, who added four to their own count, including two gold and two silver.
The Netherlands sits in third place with eight medals, including a bronze for Margot Boer in day four's women's 500 meter speedskating event, while the United States and Russia are tied for fourth place with seven apiece. Feb. 11 saw the women of team USA accomplish two Olympic firsts, as Devin Logan scored a silver in the first-ever Games ski slopestyle event, and Erin Hamlin became the American singles luger to medal by finishing third in her event.
Germany is ranked sixth with five total medals, including an impressive four golds in luge, alpine skiing and ski jumping events. The next two nations, Austria and Sweden, are tied for seventh place with four medals each, while three others --the Czech Republic, Slovenia, and France-- share a three-way tie for ninth place with three apiece.
Three more countries, including Switzerland, Italy and Japan, have earned two medals and are tied for 12th place on the leader board entering day five.
Finally, eight nations have won a single medal each. Included on that list are Ukraine, Finland, Belarus, China, Poland, Korea, Great Britain and Slovakia.
Action from the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi continues Feb. 12 with medal round event finals in six disciplines, including figure skating, alpine skiing, luge, nordic combined, snowboarding, and speedskating.